An attorney for the Trump campaign contradicted Donald Trump on Wednesday when he admitted to a judge that there was no election fraud.
Trump campaign attorney Jonathan S. Goldstein made the statement while arguing that the Montgomery County Board of Elections must halt the counting of 592 mail-in ballots.
During the oral arguments, the overseeing the case judge asked Goldstein if the Trump campaign was alleging fraud.
“Your Honor, accusing people of fraud is a pretty big step,” Goldstein said. “And it is rare that I call somebody a liar, and I am not calling the Board or the DNC or anybody else involved in this a liar.”
“I am asking you a specific question,” the judge pressed, “and I am looking for a specific answer. Are you claiming that there is any fraud in connection with these 592 disputed ballots?”
“To my knowledge at present, no,” Goldstein replied.
“Are you claiming that there is any undue or improper influence upon the elector with respect to these 592 ballots?” the judge asked.
“To my knowledge at present, no,” Goldstein conceded.
— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) November 11, 2020